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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill Hl

Volume 413: debated on Tuesday 21 October 1980

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5.7 p.m.

Consideration of Commons Amendments resumed.

Amendment No. 101B. Lord Fraser of Tullybelton?

101B In subsection (6)( a) leave out ("in public") and insert ("otherwise than in private").

My Lords, I think it is in order for me to say that the manuscript amendment which I have moved, which is consequential upon Amendment No. 101A, should be taken first.

My Lords, the manuscript amendment of Lord Perth is numbered 101BA, and it is in these terms:

"In subsection (6)(b) leave out ("any party") and insert ("both parties")".
—(The Earl of Perth.)

My Lords, as I understood the position, Amendment No. 101A was disposed of a few minutes ago and I was about to move Amendment No. 101B.

My Lords, I am sorry if this is a muddle. I gave a manuscript amendment to be put on the table after Amendment No. 101A if Amendment No. 101A was accepted by the Government, and that is what has happened. Mine is a consequential amendment.

My Lords, if the noble Earl will look at the Marshalled List he will see that the next amendment to be taken is Amendment No. 101B standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Fraser of Tullybelton. Thereafter the House can consider Amendment No. 101BA standing in the name of the Earl of Perth.

My Lords, I have already explained that Amendment No. 101B is consequential upon No. 101A. I beg to move.

Moved, That Amendment No. 101 B as an amendment to the Commons Amendment No. 101 be agreed to.—( Lord Fraser of Tullybelton.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.